Originally posted by Sk8ergrl
Originally posted by miniatus
Well the key here seems to be that it's a stun gun disguised as a cell phone... seems to make a bit of a difference.
I suppose I could hide a 22 as a broom ... would that be legal? I doubt it... the sentence is extreme however... they seem to be admittedly using him
as an example.. the law said 5 years, he broke that law... they could have cut him a break but decided not to ..
edit on 2/26/2013 by miniatus
because: (no reason given)
its only a weapon if you use it as one. Plus I thought that you can have weapons on private land. Is it not private property? The cops had no warrant
to search the house.
That's a lame response... there are some things you could apply that to .. like a fork... a stun gun has what other uses? ... to tenderize your pork?
.. get real =) ... yes you can have weapons on private land if the law permits it .. I don't know the UK law... it's not the same as here.. I know
weapon restrictions are stricter there.. especially if you're DISGUISING your weapon as something else... that makes a whole lot of difference... that
looks shady.. the main problem here is disguising it as something else.. that's concealing it .. hiding .. why? no need to ..keep it in your pocket
and use it when you need it .. don't go out of your way to hide it as something else, that makes it sound like you're looking to use it on the
I hide a stun gun in my phone and decide to jolt random people ... they catch me, find it in my cell.. I just say it's defense! .. makes no sense
WHATSOEVER ... there's a reason they want things to stay AS THEY ARE BOUGHT AND APPROVED ... to prevent that sort of crap... he broke that, they could
have let him off easy but then others would be more compelled to do the same... hide stun weapons in non-noticeable items .. which can increase crime
and make it harder to detect..
Instead, use it as it's intended.. keep it on you.. use it when you need it to protect yourself.
edit on 2/26/2013 by miniatus because: (no